Walk This Way: De-stressing with Nature

Saturday, November 24, 2018 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Location:  Meet at Chamberlain Reynolds Memorial Forest West Parking Lot, College Rd, Center Harbor, NH 03226, USA. Click Here for a Google Map.

Registration: Registration is required. Space is limited to 12 people. Click here to register for this program.

This Week's Program:

Join the Squam Lakes Association (SLA) on a hike through Chamberlain Reynolds Memorial Forest to de-stress from urban life! During the hike you will participate in various activities in order to obtain a deeper connection to the natural world. Activities include leaf rubbing, landscape drawings, and silent walks of observation. Lakes Region Conservation Corps (LRCC) AmeriCorps member, Stevie Raymond, will lead the hike and teach participants about the local flora and fauna in the area.

Natural areas don’t just provide food and homes for animals and plants, but also play an intricate part in the well-being of humans. They ease our minds as well as make us feel connected to both the natural world and other individuals. Ever wonder why we’re always drawn to water and forested areas? Ever wonder why outdoor recreational activities are on the rise? Our relationship to nature is the answer. Participants will have the opportunity to form a deeper connection to the natural world of Chamberlain Reynolds Memorial Forest and will come to view civilization and the environment as two parts of a whole and NOT two separate entities. The SLA works to conserve the natural beauty and peaceful character of the watershed, so come experience it for yourself while learning a thing or two about the local flora and fauna.

Audience:  All ages. Minors must be accompanied by a guardian.

What to Bring: Participants should bring appropriate clothing (warm layers, hat, gloves), water-resistant boots, water, food, notebook, pencil, and snowshoes and/or micro-spikes depending on conditions. The SLA can provide snowshoes for up to six participants. Click here to view a list of SLA recommended gear for winter hiking.

This Week's LRCC Guides: 

My name is Stevie Raymond and I am from Claremont, New Hampshire. I attended the University of Vermont where I majored in Environmental Studies and minored in Wildlife Biology. My dream job would be to work some place tropical as a scuba diver managing invasive species populations. I've been with the Squam Lakes Association for the last three summers working as a conservation intern in 2016 and a recreation assistant in both 2017 and 2018. I have grown very fond of the SLA organization, landscape, and people during my time on the lake. Experiencing Squam in the winter will be a first for me, but I'm looking forward to new challenges. If you're wondering what I like to do in my spare time, you're not the only one. I enjoy watching movies, anything Star Wars or Christopher Nolan, as well as attempting to write my own films. Other than that, I dabble in standup comedy and improv.

SLA's Adventure Ecology Trips:

Throughout the year, the Squam Lakes Association offers free programs open to the public on a variety of nature and conservation related topics. The Adventure Ecology programs are presented by the Lakes Region Conservation Corps members who spend their year on Squam performing important conservation work in support of the Association's mission. For more information about the SLA's educational programs please click here or call our office at (603) 968-7336.

Lakes Region Conservation Corps

The Lakes Region Conservation Corps (LRCC) is an AmeriCorps service program that develops skills and experiences for conservation professionals. LRCC members are the driving force behind the Squam Lakes Association’s conservation efforts. The program provides hands-on conservation work experience and numerous certifications over a broad range of areas, which ensures that LRCC members are capable of independently approaching a variety of tasks in the environmental conservation field. Members remove invasive species from the Squam watershed, manage and act as caretakers at our backcountry campsites, maintain the SLA’s 50+ miles of trails, educate the public on local and regional conservation initiatives, spearhead reports on conservation efforts, lead SLA volunteer crews and ensure the daily functioning of the Squam Lakes Association’s programs. Click here to learn more about the program.

 

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